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(04-29-2021, 01:55 AM)lukeg03 Wrote: So how does Sedevacantism deal with the indefectability of the Church? It seems like most iterations of the theory, if you will, posit that Leo XIII was the last Pope (or maybe Cardinal Siri?). Of course, at this point that would mean there are no validly appointed cardinals, and there is no way for a Pope to be validly instituted given the traditional means. It seems that this would make the institution of the Church not only defected but also defunct, which seems to violate the "gates of hell" promise in the Gospel. I've always wondered what sedevacantists think of this problem.

I assume you meant Pius XII, not Leo XIII, though I have run across a guy who thinks Gregory XVI was the last valid Pope. As to electing a new Pope, whilst it's been the College of Cardinals for centuries, prior to that there were varying methods, election by the people of Rome, or by the clergy of the City for instance. Election by the College of Cardinals is simply a matter of man made law.

And, another thing I've pointed out before. The Pope, qua Pope, does not appoint Cardinals. The Bishop of Rome does. The Cardinals were originally just the most eminent clerics in the City of Rome. They existed long before they became Papal Electors, and they could still exist if their role in Papal elections was removed.
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R&R discussion - by Sword of St. Michael - 04-28-2021, 10:48 AM
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RE: R&R discussion - by Memories_in_Rain - 04-29-2021, 08:01 AM
RE: R&R discussion - by MacPasquale - 04-28-2021, 10:47 PM
RE: R&R discussion - by lukeg03 - 04-29-2021, 01:55 AM
RE: R&R discussion - by Justin Tertius - 04-29-2021, 02:00 AM
RE: R&R discussion - by jovan66102 - 04-29-2021, 02:04 AM
RE: R&R discussion - by Bataar - 04-29-2021, 11:26 AM
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